Licensing information for Ireland - EI

Prepared by: OH2MCN - Veke & Don - W4ZYT/EI2IM & OH2MCN - Veke complete update
Status: Nov 1996, Feb '98, Feb '08

Intro: Visitors permits can be applied from and for Europeans (CEPT), Ireland implements CEPT TR 61/01.

The following instruction have been copied from the IRTS pages. Please check their pages for any possible changes and updates.

Information for Visitors to Ireland

Ireland has adopted CEPT Recommendation T/R 61-01, which allows radio amateurs from certain countries (see below), who hold a 'CEPT radio amateur licence' and who are temporary visitors to Ireland, to operate without applying for a visitors licence. The text of Recommendation T/R 61-01, which includes tables of equivalence between national licences and licences issued by countries participating in Recommendation T/R 61-01, along with a document showing implementation in each country, is available from the European Radiocommunications Office Document Database. These documents are also available on our Downloads Page. Visitors to Ireland should note:

1. Licensed amateurs not holding a CEPT radio amateur licence will need to obtain a Temporary Visitors Permit from ComReg. Such Permits are issued on the strength of the visiting radio amateur’s home licence, and allows him or her to operate equipment in Ireland for a temporary period. An application form for a Temporary Visitors Permit can be downloaded from the ComReg site (ComReg's Experimenters Pages).
2. Visitors must comply with Irish radio experimenter regulations (for example, as regards frequencies, power limits etc.). See the ‘Radio Experimenters Handbook’ available for download from the ComReg site (ComReg's Experimenters Pages).
3. As Morse Code is no longer a requirement in Ireland to operate on the HF bands, holders of Class 1 or Class 2 CEPT licences may operate on all bands (subject to the regulations mentioned above).
4. Visitors operating under CEPT regulations should use their own call preceded by "EI/", followed by "/M" if operating from a vehicle. There is no requirement to use "/P" when operating portable in Ireland.
5. Note that the CEPT provisions apply only to temporary visitors. Long-stay visitors must apply for an EI licence in order to operate. The following countries have adopted CEPT Recommendation T/R 61-01:

Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America

Note for CEPT licence holders travelling abroad:

Visitors should check with the local administration to establish what call sign prefix should be used in visited countries / regions, and whether Morse Code proficiency (i.e. a Class 1 CEPT licence) is required to operate on the HF bands. France includes French territories such as Guadeloupe (prefix FG) and Martinique (prefix FM). Portugal includes Madeira (CT) and the Azores (CU). Denmark includes Faroe Islands (OY) and Greenland (OX). Norway includes Svalbard (JW).

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